Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving: Games and activities for ages 7–14

1st Edition

Steve Bowkett

Published August 26, 2014
Reference - 132 Pages - 16 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138783317 - CAT# Y167642
Series: Jumpstart

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Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart students’ understanding of problem solving in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to engage pupils in effective proactive learning, then this is the perfect book for you.

Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to explore and learn a wide range of problem solving and independent thinking skills in an atmosphere of fun, mutual support and tolerance.

Sections within the book reflect key areas of the new curriculum and offer a treasure trove of ideas for building problem solving and thinking skills into daily teaching.and provide tried and tested methods of helping children ‘learn how to learn’.

Areas include:-

    • Building problem solving confidence
    • Thinking and problem solving in literacy
    • Thinking and Problem solving in science
    • Problem solving in philosophy
    • Emotional resourcefulness and life skills


Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving will celebrate the joy of critical and independent thinking and become a vital resource for all classroom teachers at Key Stage 2 and 3.


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